I first thought these tiny fellas were playing a game or perhaps protesting against some political decision. For example, a huge tunnel is being constructed in their forest, so I think they’re really mad, you know. Who wouldn’t be? They looked kind of ill-tempered, especially the red ones, except possibly the one who’s head is now lying at his feet. Then, after some very illuminating exchanges online, I was helped to the conclusion that they’re trying to, well, not reach enlightenment perhaps, although you could certainly put it that way, but to control their strong feelings in the face of adversity (ie, the tunnel and human intrusion on gnome territory). This through special exercises. You’ll notice how some of them have begun already. They’ve climbed up on the bench and are doing meditive exercises on a higher level (literally and metaphorically, of course!). In the sunset. Adorable, really. One must admire them for their courage and temerity, going into the city to manifest their spiritual beliefs and political convictions on the streets, being as small and vulnerable as they are. Sadly, in the process a few of them have been decapitated. But, then, who said spiritual progress would come without cost and losses?